HP didn't forget to celebrate the 35th anniversary of its high-end NonStop servers by announcing upgrades in capacity, performance, and enterprise integration. The company's NonStop servers are used in several sectors, including banking institutions, ER centers, hospitals, and mobile phone operators.
"Rabobank looks to HP NonStop technology to handle our mission-critical financial services applications and help mitigate risks associated with virtual banking," said Diederick de Buck, technical architect for NonStop systems at Rabobank, a full-range financial services provider based in the Netherlands. "The HP NonStop system has been an innovative force in mission-critical computing from the very beginning and has laid a solid foundation for Rabobank for many years to come."
HP said it upgraded the NonStop SQL 2.3 database, paving the way for increased service levels through simplified software programming, improved application capacity, and higher performance.
Other upgrades include the introduction of NonStop BladeCluster Express 1.2, which offers a performance boost in complete enterprise data center systems spanning a large geographic area, and the introduction of NonStop SOAP 4.0, which purportedly offers seamless integration with open-source software such as Spring, Apache Axis2, MyFaces, and Hibernate.